October 10, 2013 - 'Too Conservative' Tag Hurts Cuccinelli In Virginia, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Oppose Shutdown 3-1, Split On Obamacare
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Almost half of Virginia likely voters say State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is "too conservative," as the Republican trails Democrat Terry McAuliffe 47 - 39 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis has 8 percent.

This compares to the results of a September 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McAuliffe at 44 percent, with 41 percent for Cuccinelli and 7 percent for Sarvis.

In today's survey, McAuliffe leads 95 - 3 percent among Democrats, while Cuccinelli leads 83 - 7 among Republicans, with 7 percent for Sarvis. Independent voters go 40 percent for McAuliffe, 38 percent for Cuccinelli and 13 percent for Sarvis.

Women back the Democrat 53 - 34 percent, with 7 percent for Sarvis. Men go Republican 45 - 41 percent, with 9 percent for Sarvis.

Cuccinelli is too conservative, 46 percent of Virginia likely voters say, while 7 percent say he is too liberal and 37 percent say he is "about right."

McAuliffe is too liberal, 38 percent of voters say, while 2 percent say he is too conservative and 48 percent say he is "about right."

"Terry McAuliffe's strategy has been to paint Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as too conservative to be Virginia's next governor. Today, almost half of Virginia voters agree, more than the 38 percent who say McAuliffe is too liberal," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"With less than a month to go until Election Day, McAuliffe is doing better among Democrats than Cuccinelli is among Republicans. McAuliffe and Libertarian Robert Sarvis are denying Cuccinelli the domination among independents he needs for victory."

"To get back in the race, Cuccinelli must bring back into the fold Republican defectors and pull in more independent voters - a tough task this far into the campaign," Brown added.

Virginia likely voters give McAuliffe a split 41 - 40 percent favorability, compared to Cuccinelli's negative 39 - 49 percent favorability. For Sarvis, 80 percent don't know enough to form an opinion.

Voters say McAuliffe would do a better job than Cuccinelli handling most issues:
  • 55 - 30 percent on women's issues;
  • 50 - 34 percent on abortion;
  • 48 - 35 percent on energy and the environment;
  • 47 - 38 percent on health care;
  • 46 - 38 percent on education;
  • 43 - 39 percent on ethics in government;
The Republican gets a 44 percent vote for handling taxes, compared to the Democrat's 40 percent. The candidates are essentially tied on handling the economy and jobs, with 44 percent for McAuliffe and 43 percent for Cuccinelli.

Cuccinelli has the right kind of experience to be governor, voters say 63 - 28 percent, compared to 52 - 35 percent for McAuliffe. McAuliffe is honest and trustworthy, voters say 42 - 37 percent, while Cuccinelli is not honest and trustworthy, voters say 46 - 41 percent. The Democrat understands their needs and problems, voters say 45 - 41 percent, while the Republican does not understand, voters say 53 - 39 percent.

Virginia likely voters are divided 49 - 47 percent on whether they support Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act.

Voters oppose 71 - 24 percent shutting down the federal government to block the health care law. Opposition is 98 - 1 percent among Democrats and 70 - 25 percent among independent voters, while Republicans are divided with 48 percent supporting the shutdown and 45 percent opposed.

But 58 percent of voters say they are not personally inconvenienced by the shutdown.

From October 2 - 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,180 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Terry McAuliffe the Democrat, Ken Cuccinelli the Republican, and Robert Sarvis the Libertarian, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward McAuliffe, Cuccinelli, or Sarvis? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            47%     7%    95%    40%    41%    53%    39%    85%
Cuccinelli           39     83      3     38     45     34     47      9
Sarvis                8      7      -     13      9      7      9      2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 5      4      1      9      5      6      5      4
 
                     EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO VOTE Q10, 11, 12
                     Experience    Understanding Honesty
 
McAuliffe            35%           53%           43%
Cuccinelli           53            37            43
Sarvis                7             5             8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -             -             -
DK/NA                 5             5             6
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Terry McAuliffe the Democrat, Ken Cuccinelli the Republican, and Robert Sarvis the Libertarian, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward McAuliffe, Cuccinelli, or Sarvis? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 10  Sep 18
                     2013    2013
 
McAuliffe            47      44
Cuccinelli           39      41
Sarvis                8       7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       1
DK/NA                 5       6
 
 
1a. (If candidate chosen q1) Will you definitely vote for (Candidate of choice), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for another of the candidates? IF CHANGE MIND: Would you say there's a good chance you'll change your mind, or would you say it's pretty unlikely?
                     LIKELY VOTERS............................
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1......................
                            CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1............
                     Tot    McAuliffe     Cuccinelli    Sarvis
 
Def vote for cand    79%    85%           80%           42%
Unlikely to change    9      7             8            23
Good chance change   11      7            11            31
DK/NA                 1      1             2             5
 
TREND: (If candidate chosen) Will you definitely vote for (Candidate of choice), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for another of the candidates? IF CHANGE MIND: Would you say there's a good chance you'll change your mind, or would you say it's pretty unlikely?
                     LIKELY VOTERS...
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN
                     Oct 10  Sep 18
                     2013    2013
 
Def vote for cand    79      77
Unlikely to change    9       8
Good chance change   11      12
DK/NA                 1       2
 
 
1b. (If candidate chosen q1) Would you describe your support for (Candidate of choice) as strongly favoring him, or do you like him but with reservations, or do you support him because you dislike the other candidates?
                     LIKELY VOTERS............................
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1......................
                            CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1............
                     Tot    McAuliffe     Cuccinelli    Sarvis
 
Strongly favor       40%    35%           51%           18%
Like/Reservations    27     27            29            14
Dislike other cands  31     36            17            64
DK/NA                 3      2             3             4
 
 
1c. (If voting for Sarvis q1) Who is your second choice? (* q1 Recalculated gubernatorial vote without Sarvis using second choice question)
                     LIKELY VOTERS WITHOUT SARVIS........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            49%     7%    96%    44%    43%    56%    41%    87%
Cuccinelli           42     87      3     41     50     35     51      9
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 7      5      1     13      6      9      8      4
 
 
2. Is your opinion of Terry McAuliffe favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            41%    10%    77%    36%    36%    45%    35%    71%
Unfavorable          40     71      6     45     47     33     48      7
Hvn't hrd enough     16     16     14     15     13     19     14     22
REFUSED               3      2      2      4      3      3      3      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Terry McAuliffe favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            41      38      34
Unfavorable          40      38      33
Hvn't hrd enough     16      22      31
REFUSED               3       2       1
 
 
3. Is your opinion of Ken Cuccinelli favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            39%    77%     5%    36%    47%    32%    45%    19%
Unfavorable          49     11     86     50     43     55     46     63
Hvn't hrd enough     10     11      9     10      9     11      8     17
REFUSED               2      1      1      4      2      2      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Ken Cuccinelli favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            39      34      35
Unfavorable          49      51      41
Hvn't hrd enough     10      13      22
REFUSED               2       1       2
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Robert Sarvis favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            10%    10%     5%    13%    10%    11%    11%    10%
Unfavorable           7      8     10      5      6      9      7      9
Hvn't hrd enough     80     81     83     80     83     78     81     78
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      1      3      1      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Robert Sarvis favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 10  Sep 18
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            10       8
Unfavorable           7       6
Hvn't hrd enough     80      85
REFUSED               2       1
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Bob McDonnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            35%    59%    12%    35%    42%    29%    41%    13%
Unfavorable          40     18     60     42     40     40     38     49
Hvn't hrd enough     21     20     25     18     16     26     18     34
REFUSED               3      2      3      4      2      4      3      4
 
 
6. Is your opinion of E.W. Jackson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            10%    16%     2%    11%    14%     6%    11%     4%
Unfavorable          20      8     34     17     20     20     20     19
Hvn't hrd enough     69     75     63     71     66     72     68     76
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of E.W. Jackson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            10      10       8
Unfavorable          20      18      16
Hvn't hrd enough     69      72      75
REFUSED               1       -       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Ralph Northam favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable             9%     4%    14%     7%     9%     8%     9%    10%
Unfavorable           4      6      2      4      6      3      5      2
Hvn't hrd enough     86     90     84     86     84     87     85     87
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Ralph Northam favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable             9       9       8
Unfavorable           4       4       4
Hvn't hrd enough     86      87      87
REFUSED               1       1       1
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Mark Herring favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable             8%     2%    14%     9%     7%     9%     8%    11%
Unfavorable           6      7      5      5      9      3      5      6
Hvn't hrd enough     85     90     81     85     83     86     85     83
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mark Herring favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable             8       8       8
Unfavorable           6       4       3
Hvn't hrd enough     85      88      88
REFUSED               1       -       1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Mark Obenshain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            18%    28%     9%    19%    20%    17%    21%     9%
Unfavorable           9      2     15      8     10      9     10      9
Hvn't hrd enough     71     69     75     69     70     72     68     80
REFUSED               2      -      1      4      1      3      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mark Obenshain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            18      12      12
Unfavorable           9       9       6
Hvn't hrd enough     71      79      82
REFUSED               2       1       1
 
 
10. (INTRO Q10-12: Thinking about this year's election for governor, for each personal quality I name, please tell me how important it is in your decision of who to support in the election for governor). How about the candidate's - experience, would you say this is extremely important in your choice for governor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  22%    27%    17%    22%    20%    24%    19%    30%
Very important       41     46     42     36     40     41     43     34
Somewhat important   31     20     38     32     32     30     30     33
Not so important      5      4      2      8      6      5      5      3
Not important at all  1      1      -      2      2      -      2      -
DK/NA                 1      2      -      -      -      1      1      -
 
TREND: (INTRO...) How about the candidate's experience, would you say this is extremely important in your choice for governor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Extremely important  22      18      19
Very important       41      42      42
Somewhat important   31      33      32
Not so important      5       4       4
Not important at all  1       2       2
DK/NA                 1       -       -
 
 
11. (INTRO at Q10) How about the candidate's - understanding of the problems of people like you, would you say this is extremely important in your choice for governor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  48%    45%    53%    47%    47%    49%    43%    66%
Very important       36     37     37     36     34     37     38     30
Somewhat important   13     17      8     14     15     12     16      3
Not so important      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
Not important at all  1      -      1      2      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      -      1      -
 
TREND: (INTRO...) How about the candidate's understanding of the problems of people like you, would you say this is extremely important in your choice for governor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Extremely important  48      36      44
Very important       36      45      38
Somewhat important   13      17      16
Not so important      1       1       2
Not important at all  1       1       1
DK/NA                 1       -       1
 
 
12. (INTRO at Q10) How about the candidate's - honesty and trustworthiness, would you say this is extremely important in your choice for governor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  58%    66%    54%    55%    54%    62%    59%    56%
Very important       34     32     36     36     36     31     34     33
Somewhat important    6      2      7      6      7      5      6      6
Not so important      1      1      3      -      1      1      1      4
Not important at all  -      -      -      1      1      -      -      1
DK/NA                 1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
TREND: (INTRO...) How about the candidate's honesty and trustworthiness, would you say this is extremely important in your choice for governor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Extremely important  58      59      58
Very important       34      35      35
Somewhat important    6       5       6
Not so important      1       -       -
Not important at all  -       -       1
DK/NA                 1       -       -
 
 
13. (INTRO Q13-20: Now, I'd like to ask whether you think each of these qualities describes each candidate in the election for governor.) Would you say that Ken Cuccinelli - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  41%    77%    11%    38%    49%    34%    47%    16%
No                   46     10     76     48     40     50     41     65
DK/NA                14     13     14     13     11     16     12     18
 
TREND: (INTRO...) Would you say that Ken Cuccinelli is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  41      39      42
No                   46      49      43
DK/NA                14      12      15
 
 
14. (INTRO at Q13) Do you think Ken Cuccinelli - has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Virginia or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  63%    89%    39%    64%    72%    55%    69%    44%
No                   28      3     52     26     23     32     23     44
DK/NA                 9      8      9     10      5     13      8     12
 
TREND: (INTRO...) Do you think Ken Cuccinelli has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Virginia or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  63      58      56
No                   28      34      31
DK/NA                 9       8      13
 
 
15. (INTRO at Q13) Would you say that Ken Cuccinelli - understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  39%    77%     9%    35%    47%    32%    45%    17%
No                   53     14     87     56     48     58     49     72
DK/NA                 8      9      4      9      5     10      6     11
 
TREND: (INTRO...) Would you say that Ken Cuccinelli understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  39      35      37
No                   53      56      51
DK/NA                 8      10      11
 
 
16. (INTRO at Q13) Do you think Ken Cuccinelli is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liberal               7%     4%     8%     6%     7%     6%     4%    13%
Conservative         46     16     71     50     45     47     46     49
About right          37     72      9     33     40     33     42     16
DK/NA                11      8     12     11      8     13      8     22
 
 
17. (INTRO at Q13) Would you say that Terry McAuliffe - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  42%    17%    74%    37%    42%    43%    38%    68%
No                   37     59     10     42     42     32     43     10
DK/NA                21     24     16     22     16     25     19     22
 
TREND: (INTRO...) Would you say that Terry McAuliffe is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  42      39      39
No                   37      42      36
DK/NA                21      19      25
 
 
18. (INTRO at Q13) Do you think Terry McAuliffe - has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Virginia or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  52%    28%    83%    48%    50%    54%    48%    77%
No                   35     58      7     41     43     29     41     10
DK/NA                12     14     10     12      7     17     11     13
 
TREND: (INTRO...) Do you think Terry McAuliffe has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Virginia or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  52      47      46
No                   35      36      34
DK/NA                12      17      21
 
 
19. (INTRO at Q13) Would you say that Terry McAuliffe - understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  45%    18%    81%    38%    41%    49%    40%    72%
No                   41     65     10     49     47     36     49     10
DK/NA                13     17      9     13     12     15     11     18
 
TREND: (INTRO...) Would you say that Terry McAuliffe understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........
                     Oct 10  Sep 18  Aug 21
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  45      40      38
No                   41      44      42
DK/NA                13      16      20
 
 
20. (INTRO at Q13) Do you think Terry McAuliffe is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liberal              38%    70%     3%    41%    47%    30%    45%     6%
Conservative          2      1      2      2      3      1      2      3
About right          48     15     88     43     42     54     43     76
DK/NA                12     14      7     14      8     15     10     16
 
 
21. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of this year's election for Governor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            41%    47%    45%    31%    43%    39%    37%    56%
Unfavorable          52     45     46     65     52     53     56     37
DK/NA                 7      8      9      4      5      8      7      8
 
 
21a. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of this year's election for Governor? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Strongly Fav         20%    23%    25%    13%    21%    19%    16%    38%
Somewhat Fav         21     23     20     17     21     20     21     18
Somewhat Unfav       24     21     25     25     24     23     25     19
Strongly Unfav       29     24     21     40     27     30     31     18
REFUSED/DK/NA         7      8      9      5      6      8      7      8
 
 
22. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think better understands the economic problems people in Virginia are having, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            46%     6%    88%    43%    40%    52%    40%    75%
Cuccinelli           42     84      5     42     52     33     50     11
DK/NA                12     10      7     15      8     15     10     14
 
 
Q23-30. Summary table - Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling ... McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                                   LIKELY VOTERS...........
                                   McAuliffe     Cuccinelli
 
Issues concerning women            55%           30%
Abortion                           50            34
Energy/Environment                 48            35
Health care                        47            38
Education                          46            38
Ethics in government               43            39
Economy and jobs                   44            43
Taxes                              40            44
 
 
23. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - issues of special concern to women, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            55%    20%    90%    55%    55%    54%    51%    73%
Cuccinelli           30     63      5     25     31     29     34     15
DK/NA                15     17      5     19     13     17     15     13
 
 
24. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - the economy and jobs, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            44%     7%    86%    39%    39%    48%    38%    71%
Cuccinelli           43     84      5     44     50     36     51     10
DK/NA                13      9      9     17     11     16     11     19
 
 
25. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - the issue of abortion, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            50%    15%    86%    50%    47%    54%    46%    70%
Cuccinelli           34     66      7     30     39     29     38     15
DK/NA                16     19      7     20     15     17     16     16
 
 
26. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - taxes, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            40%     5%    78%    37%    35%    44%    34%    69%
Cuccinelli           44     83      9     43     54     35     51     14
DK/NA                16     13     12     20     11     21     15     17
 
 
27. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - health care, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            47%    11%    87%    44%    42%    52%    42%    72%
Cuccinelli           38     77      4     35     45     31     45      9
DK/NA                15     12      8     20     13     17     13     18
 
 
28. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - energy and the environment, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            48%    11%    84%    48%    44%    52%    44%    71%
Cuccinelli           35     70      6     32     44     26     40     11
DK/NA                17     19     10     20     11     22     16     17
 
 
29. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - education, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            46%    10%    86%    41%    43%    49%    40%    73%
Cuccinelli           38     77      6     35     44     33     45     12
DK/NA                16     13      8     24     13     18     15     15
 
 
30. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - ethics in government, McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McAuliffe            43%     7%    83%    38%    37%    48%    37%    76%
Cuccinelli           39     77      5     39     46     32     46     11
DK/NA                18     15     12     23     17     20     18     13
 
 
31. Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              49%     7%    95%    42%    42%    55%    39%    89%
Oppose               47     92      3     52     54     41     57      6
DK/NA                 4      1      3      6      4      4      4      5
 
 
32. Do you support or oppose Congress cutting off funding of the health care law as a way to stop it from being put into place?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              37%    74%     3%    39%    43%    33%    46%     7%
Oppose               59     21     96     57     54     64     51     91
DK/NA                 3      4      1      5      3      4      3      1
 
 
33. Do you support or oppose Congress shutting down major activities of the federal government as a way to stop the health care law from being put into place?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              24%    48%     1%    25%    31%    18%    30%     4%
Oppose               71     45     98     70     65     77     66     94
DK/NA                 4      7      1      5      4      5      4      2
 
 
34. Do you support or oppose Congress holding back on increasing the nation's borrowing limit, which could result in a default, as a way to stop the health care law from being put into place?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              29%    54%     1%    32%    34%    23%    36%     2%
Oppose               64     36     94     63     61     67     58     88
DK/NA                 7     10      5      5      5      9      6     10
 
 
35. Have you or a member of your family been personally inconvenienced by the partial shutdown of the federal government or not? IF YES: Is it a major inconvenience or a minor inconvenience?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Major inconvenience  25%    21%    30%    24%    23%    27%    23%    32%
Minor inconvenience  16     20     15     15     17     16     17     13
No inconvenience     58     58     55     60     59     57     59     55
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
 

Demographic Summary